Saturday was a beautiful day outside. Nearly 70, sunny, a wonderful taste of what is to come. We spent the day with my little sister in Boston and eventually ended at Georgetown Cupcakes (delish). My boyfriend and I did this last year, would get cupcakes then sit in the Comm Ave mall on a bench and eat them in the quiet shade. A small reprieve from the city right behind us. The city was mobbed yesterday, as expected. And all the benches were taken by at least one person when we arrived. We sat with a woman who seemed to be enjoying what we would be, the quiet and nature. We talked and ate cakes for sometime before she got up. As she walked away I really noticed her, she was going through chemo. My boyfriend noticed too, I’m sure by the knit cap and coat on such a warm day. But I noticed by the look in her eyes. The tired, disconnected look of feeling like something other than you is winning right now. I felt for her and I thought about her for the rest of the day.